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Curricular information is subject to change
The module’s focus on the development of both transferrable skills and subject-specific knowledge is strategically aligned to the core UCD Graduate Attributes: academic excellence, intellectual flexibility, cultural literacy, and global engagement.
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
- locate and handle primary and secondary material required for the successful completion of a given task.
- summarise material effectively and synthesise arguments to make clear points.
- work in teams, share work fairly and meet the obligations set by the group.
- reflect on appropriate learning strategies and use such reflection to improve their own self-directed and autonomous learning skills.
- demonstrate familiarity with a range of social, political and cultural aspects of Spanish society from the twentieth century to today.
- recognize to what extent Spanish societies are still responding to historical experiences.
- empathise with and appreciate a variety of viewpoints regarding the challenges these societies have faced over the past decades.
This is for information purposes only and is provisional and subject to change.
Indicative Lecture Schedule
Week 1: No class for first year students
Week 2: Introduction to the module and ‘las dos Españas’
Week 3: Spain Under Franco: ¡Una, Grande y Libre!
Week 4: 1977’s Ley de amnistía and Spain’s Memory Debates
Week 5 “Franco is Dead”: Popular Subcultures and the Transition to Democracy
Week 6 Reading Week (Submission of individual project 45%)
Week 7: Mexican Society and Culture
Week 8: Chicano Art and Activism
Week 9: Chilean Society and Culture
Week 10 Cuban Society and Culture
Week 11 Preparation of group projects
Week 12 No class (Submission of group project 40%)
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment • Group/class feedback, post-assessment
|Dr Pascale Baker||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Diana Battaglia||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Mary Farrelly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Monica Galindo Gonzalez||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Ruben Gonzalez Vallejo||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Miss Katherine Gosling||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Philip Johnston||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Tara Plunkett||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Nuria de Cos Lara||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Richard Huddleson||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 13:00 - 13:50|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Fri 13:00 - 13:50|
|Small Group||Offering 2||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12||Fri 13:00 - 13:50|
|Small Group||Offering 3||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12||Fri 13:00 - 13:50|
|Small Group||Offering 4||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12||Fri 13:00 - 13:50|